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Inspector Maigret Series

Georges Simenon and William Hobson
All-new translations of Georges Simenon’s classic series of novels about ingenious French detective Jules Maigret.
Maigret Hesitates by Georges Simenon
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Maigret Hesitates

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Inspector Maigret Series : Titles in Order

Book 74
When a prominent figure from the Paris restaurant world turns up dead, Inspector Maigret is on the case

The body of a well-known Parisian restaurateur turns up on Avenue Junot in Montmartre, having seemingly been killed elsewhere. Inspector Maigret dives into the investigation and soon discovers that the murder may be gang-related after a colleague working in the red-light district receives a tip from an anonymous informer.

Deeply engrossing, and revealing insights about the class-conscious world of the Paris elite, Maigret and the Informer draws the reader into a complicated case that could hinge on one man’s word.
Book 73
When a body is found in Paris, nothing is as it seems, and Maigret must delve into the victim’s mysterious past to discover who could have killed him

Inspector Maigret is called to action after a man who appears to be an elderly, socially isolated vagrant is found dead in the condemned building where he had been sleeping in Les Halles, Paris. As he begins to pick apart the few clues available, however, Maigret soon realizes that this man is far from who he originally appeared. Helped along by his signature intuition, an anonymous caller, and the memories of Montmarte’s community of senior citizens, the Inspector must put the puzzle together and reveal the truth behind a pair of crimes.

With Georges Simenon’s signature tightly-woven plotting, Maigret and the Loner is a riveting, page-turning mystery.
Book 72
When an old woman contacts Maigret, sure she’s about to be killed, Maigret has no reason to believe her–other than his intuition

A kind but seemingly paranoid old lady turns to Inspector Maigret for help, believing someone has been in her apartment. Things have been moved around, she says, and she can feel the presence of the uknown intruder. Against the judgment of his subordinates, who insist the woman is imagning things, Maigret decides to pay a visit to her Parisian apartment to investigate–but is he already too late?

Forcing the reader to question whomexactly we can trust, Maigret’s Madwoman is a terrific mystery from the master Georges Simenon.
Book 71
Investigating the murder of one of Paris’s elite, the detective Maigret finds the list of suspects is longer than anyone could have imagined

When a wealthy wine merchant is shot and killed in Paris, Inspector Maigret must investigate a long list of family, colleagues and lovers to uncover just who could have committed the crime. Delving into the depths of the man’s personality, Maigret discovers that the victim may have made one too many enemies on his way to the top.

Breathlessly paced and psychologically astute, Maigret and the Wine Merchant is a thrilling mystery from the master Georges Simenon.
Book 70
When a dinner between Inspector Maigret and friends ends abruptly at the discovery of a body, the detective must plumb the darker side of human nature to discover what motivates a killer

Maigret and wife have always enjoyed their occasional dinners with Mr. and Mrs. Pardon on the Boulevard Voltaire. But one of the congenial meals is interrupted by a neighbor who has stumbled across the body of a young man in the nearby Rue Popincourt. Maigret answers the call with his friend Dr. Pardon, and their pleasant evening is quickly brought to an end by the commencement of a complicated murder case. And when a tape recorder is discovered on the victim’s body, it only complicates matters.

Maigret’s investigation leads to the discovery of another crime altogether and the fascinating story of the murdered man’s life. Maigret and the Killer is a taut, engrossing mystery that shows off Georges Simenon’s flair for creating complex characters with deeply human problems and his ability to make a senseless crime understandable.
Book 69
When a familiar face from Maigret’s past brings him word of a mysterious killing, the Inspector jumps on the case

When a long lost friend pays a visit to Maigret’s office, he is shocked to learn that the man’s roommate has been murdered. With the help of his old friend, Maigret delves into the life of the victim and finds a complex web of relationships that leads him to the culprit.

Absorbing and impossible to predict, Maigret’s Childhood Friend is a riveting mystery that reveals a new shade to the iconic detective.
Book 68
When his relaxing vacation is interrupted by a small-town murder, Inspector Maigret can’t resist lending his investigative powers to the case

Inspector Maigret and his wife take a much needed holiday to Vichy, where they quickly become used to the slower pace of life. But when a woman who they regularly pass by on their daily strolls is murdered, Maigret can’t help but offer his assistance to the local Inspector, a former colleague of his.

Set against a backdrop of gorgeous French countryside, Maigret in Vichy shows that even when our trusty detective is outside his jurisdiction, he is still very much in his element.
Book 67
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian

When a mysterious letter writer warns Inspector Maigret that a murder is imminent, Maigret must trace the messages back to their source before it is too late

When a series of letters, penned on expensive stationery, arrives at Maigret’s desk claiming that a murder will take place but that the writer is unsure as to who will die, who will do the killing, and when the killing will occur, Maigret’s interest is piqued. He quickly traces the stationery back to the house of Emile Parendon, an eminent lawyer. But once there, the inspector finds that pinning down clues to a crime not yet committed isn’t easy. When a murder does take place, the identity of the victim surprises even Maigret.

A twisty and engrossing mystery, Maigret Hesitates puts the great detective’s powers to the test.
Book 66
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian

When Inspector Maigret’s wallet and badge are stolen on a bus, it sets off a chain of events culminating in a grisly murder case

A pickpocket steals Maigret’s wallet only to contact him the following day, returning the stolen items on the condition that he come to the thief’s apartment. When the agitated young thief leads Maigret to the body of his wife, dead of a gunshot wound to the head, he implores Maigret to take the case. Unsure whether he can trust him, the inspector becomes embroiled in a most unusual murder investigation.

Putting the detective’s knowledge of Paris’s underworld to the test, Maigret’s Pickpocket is a shocking mystery from Georges Simenon.
Book 65
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian

When a gambler is discovered dead in his home, a coincidence at the scene sends Inspector Maigret down a twisted path of secrets and lies in search of a killer

Maigret receives an urgent call in the middle of the night from a doctor friend who says he has just treated a wealthy woman for a suspicious gunshot wound. Not long after, Maigret is called to the home of professional gambler, Felix Nahour, who has just been found by his chambermaid, shot dead. The inspector is shocked to find that he recognizes a photo of the man’s wife, who quickly becomes his main suspect. All signs point to her guilt, but as he digs deeper, Maigret begins to infer there might be more to this complicated affair.

Suspenseful and terrifically sinister, Maigret and the Nahour Case is a masterful exploration of the twin passions of love and hate as they mingle in the shadowy mind of a criminal.
Book 64
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian

Inspector Maigret is working on connecting an old nemesis to a string of robberies, but when the man is found dead, he must turn instead to hunting down his killer.

Maigret finds himself back on the Rue des Acacias just ten days after cracking another case there. This time, he is tasked with solving the murder of a criminal he has known for more than twenty years, one he always believed was behind a series of jewelry heists in the city. While the stakes rise, Maigret’s patience is tested as he eliminates suspects neighbor by neighbor in his hunt for the murderer.

A riveting mystery, Maigret’s Patience showcases the inimitable detective’s tireless mettle in the pursuit of the truth.
Book 63
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian

When suspicion turns on Inspector Maigret for a crime he did not commit, he must use every investigative tool in his arsenal to clear his name.

For the first time in his career, Inspector Maigret receives written summons to the Chief Commissioner’s office. There he learns that he has been accused of a horrible assault by an individual with ties to a high-ranking official. He is forbidden from attempting to investigate the case, but with his career and reputation on the line, Maigret must do everything he can to prove his innocence and uncover the motive behind the accusation.

A nail-biting dissection of what happens when suspicion falls on the very man tasked with bringing about justice, Maigret Defends Himself is a riveting mystery from Georges Simenon.
Book 62
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian

When a colleague is shot under mysterious circumstances, Inspector Maigret must work fast to uncover the truth

During an undercover case, Inspector Maigret’s colleague Lognon is shot and rushed to surgery. The attack took place in a room he was sharing, unbeknownst to his friends and family, with a beautiful woman who has since disappeared. No one knows why he was there, but rumors are swirling that he was working on a case—something big. With all eyes on him, Inspector Maigret retraces Lognon’s secretive last few days and is drawn into the dark side of the Paris art world, where no one is as they seem.

A page-turner filled with shocking revelations, Maigret and the Ghost is an absorbing mystery.
Book 61
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian

When a well-liked nightclub owner turns up dead in a cemetery, Inspector Maigret must track down the killer—despite a lack of suspects.

During a quiet spell in June, Maigret is called to investigate the disappearance of a reputable businessman, a nightclub owner with properties in Montmarte and on the Champs-Élysées. Things take a dark turn when the man’s body is discovered near the famous Père Lachaise cemetery. There’s no trace of the man having any enemies, and Maigret struggles to find any clues to the perpetrator—and loses his temper when his own reputation is threatened by the case.

Under the heat of the Paris summer sun, in Maigret’s Anger, the inspector must find the connections he’ll need to catch a killer and preserve his good name.
Book 60
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian

When a beggar is pulled from the River Seine, having been badly beaten, Inspector Maigret must investigate the man to uncover his attacker.

While sleeping under the Pont Marie bridge, a homeless man known as Doc is viciously beaten and thrown into the River Seine to drown. A pair of bargemen manage to rescue him, and his identification reveals he was once a doctor in Mulhouse, where, coincidentally, Inspector Maigret’s sister-in-law lives. Seizing on this connection, Maigret must delve into the man’s personal circumstances to figure out just who might have wanted him dead—and why.

A fascinating, fast-paced story about the past lives we try to leave behind, and the ways in which they return, Maigret and the Tramp is a riveting mystery from Georges Simenon.

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